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Old 02-05-2012, 06:55 AM
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I am thinking about making a tumbler quilt or some call it thimble quilt, have any of you made one? If so, could you possibly post some pictures so I can see them? Thank you.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:18 AM
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I have made one, sorry I don't have a pic. Just put tumbler quilt pics in a google search and you'll see many.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:24 AM
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I love them!! I made one many years ago. I would take a pic of it but I brought it to the vet hospital, to keep my dog company after his surgery, and they lost it . It was getting worn out, anyway.

Mine was a charm tumbler. I used each fabric only once. I want to make another plus a mini tumbler doll quilt.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:26 AM
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This one is not mine, I took the pic at a quilt show - it's gorgeous!
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Here's a link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvEQEltvkKU
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
This one is not mine, I took the pic at a quilt show - it's gorgeous!
Wow! That is gorgeous and the tumblers are small, too!

I made my first one after seeing one at a quilt show, also. I had one of the helpers measure the size of the tumblers (this was back in the day before computers, rotary cutters, etc) and I cut them all out using a template that I made out of a piece of cardboard.

Here is a blog entry about them and sort of shows how they are put together:

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Wow, I love that! So beautiful, with seemingly hundreds of different fabrics. Love it!
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:36 AM
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I am making one right now. Using the 10" Tumbler template I bought from Missouri Star Quilt Co. The fabrics I am using are from the Farmer's Market collection. It is fun and not difficult, but there are alot of bias edges, starch heavily. I cannot post a picture because I don't know how and I don't have a camera. Very technologically challenged.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:45 AM
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Ive got the GO tumbler dies. super easy and quick....
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This is a vintage top that I bought on eBay - looks like a mix of new and used fabrics from the 30's & 40's and maybe 50's. It's beautifully pieced by machine and my quilting doesn't do it justice, but it's bright and cheerful and soft.
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